A part of Soho House, Kettner's Townhouse is hosted in a Grade II listed Georgian building with many of the original designs still intact. The decor in the restaurant features old-styled lamps, marble tables, sofas in classic patterns, velvet armchairs, with soft curtains letting in the most gorgeous light.
Knowing that the restaurant specialises in traditional French food, I was very excited to try out the dishes as French is my favourite kind of cuisine. We decided to start with the Baked scallop meuniere, Langoustines, and Wye Valley Asparagus with egg. For main, we picked Truffle roast Banham chicken, and Lake District farmers fillet of beef. To end it on a high, we finished with Strawberry Soufflé, and Crème Brûlée.
I absolutely adored the Baked Scallop; fresh with a little acidity from the lemon, there simply was no better way to start the meal. The langoustines were equally as fresh, though it was a little dull in flavour in comparison to the scallops. My Banham chicken was cooked just right, with the truffle tasting prominent throughout. For my dessert, the custard of the Crème Brûlée was soft, the sweetness and texture were perfect, however the caramelised sugar on top was a little too thick for my liking.
Overall I really enjoyed the meal, it was a very lovely introduction to what Kettner's Townhouse has to offer. The staff were extremely helpful and approachable, making the experience even more pleasurable.
Before we left, we had a quick look into the Champagne Bar, which had a 1920's vibe to it. I particularly loved the colour palette of the room, the scallop shaped leather bar stools against the walnut bar with a marble top. The mosaic tiled floor adds an interesting touch to the place. It was certainly too early for drinks when we visited, but I would love to come back in the future for some cocktails in this cosy bar.
Thank you to Kettner's Townhouse for the food. All words, images and opinions are my own.
29 Romilly St, London, W1D 5HP